Saturday, August 31, 2013


Menswear A/W 2013

John Varvatos' A/W 2013 collection mastered a complex layering of various sources of inspiration, with references to rock culture, dandy refinement, English tailoring and  ... David Lynch. Velvet, tons of the stuff, adorned jackets, suits, trousers and ankle boots. The mod rocker turned nineteenth-century dandy in this monumental show. 

Amidst suspension ropes, metallic gangways and search lights, the models displayed a rich palette of dark navy blues, burgundies, greys and blacks. Touching up more conventional silhouettes with clashing textures (leather and velvet, silk and wool), Varvatos renovated the classic rocker aesthetic. A floor length leather-sleeved coat and a cape to match were the show-stoppers necessary to break away from the rock-and-roll convention. 

Corny sum-up lines aside, a gush of tailored fresh air and a textural heaven. 

Photography my own © Ginger Fashion Monsters 

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